DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Del Rio Sector seized 10 pounds of methamphetamine, valued over $320,000, apprehending one subject.
“Criminal enterprises continue their attempt to pollute our nation with narcotics,” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew Hudak. “However, the agents of Del Rio Sector remain vigilant.”
On Oct. 25, at approximately 4 p.m., agents from the Del Rio Border Patrol Station, conducting checkpoint operations, encountered a 2006 Cadillac Escalade SUV. A CBP service canine alerted to the vehicle. The SUV was referred for further inspection, during which agents discovered five bricks of methamphetamine weighing a total of 10 pounds. The driver, Jesus Guadalupe Ortiz, 26, was arrested and transported to the Del Rio Border Patrol Station where he was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Agency for prosecution. The methamphetamine, worth an estimated $320,000, and the vehicle Ortiz was driving, were turned over to the DEA.
During Fiscal Year 2016 ending Sept. 30, 2016, the Del Rio Border Patrol Sector seized more than $8.6 million worth of narcotics. The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, call the sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.